Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Don’t Take It Too Seriously, a Random and Happy Tuesday Post


It's time once again for a random and happy Tuesday, linking up with Stacy's Random Thoughts at Stacy Uncorked and Sandee at Comedy Plus 

Carl was putting on two pairs of socks yesterday before work and when i asked him why he didn’t just put on a thick pair of his winter socks, he said, “They’re too itchy!”  That tells me i don’t need to bother getting his winter socks out of the winter clothes drawer and put them in general circulation, which is that much less for me to clean up.

A few days ago, at Bible study, Mr. Hal got to joking about his family.  (Mr. Hal cannot be taken seriously unless he is discussing the Bible, talking about doctrine, or actually praying.  Anything else, you just laugh, because he’s not meaning it.)

“Well my wife is still with me — no, wait, that’s the bad news!”

Ms. Jo said, “Yeah, we’re still praying about that.”

“Praying what, exactly?” he asked.

“That she’ll stay with you!”

“What, you want me to suffer, or her?”

“Oh, trust me, we all know she’s the one who is suffering!”

Yes, i enjoy going to Bible study, why do you ask?

Anyway, here are a few fun and funny things Grandma has passed along.

The NILE Virus (Type C)

I thought you would want to know about this virus.

Even the most advanced computer programs from Norton, McAfee, and others cannot take care of this one. It appears to target those who were born prior to 1970.  The lockdown seems to be increasing the chances of being affected!

Virus Symptoms

1. Causes you to send the same e-mail twice. (Done that)

2. Causes you to send a blank e-mail. (That too)

3. Causes you to send an e-mail to the wrong person. (Yup)

4. Causes you to send it back to the person who sent it to you. (Ah-ha)

5. Causes you to forget to attach the attachment. (Done that)

6. Causes you to hit SEND before you've finished. (Oh no, not again)

7. Causes you to hit DELETE instead of SEND. (Hate that)

8. Causes you to hit SEND when you should DELETE. (Heck, now what?)

This virus is called the C-NILE virus!

A lot of us have already been inflicted with this deadly disease and unfortunately as we age it gets worse.

And if you can't admit to doing any of the above, you've obviously caught the other strain - the D-NILE virus! 

Have a blessed and beautiful day, everyone.


Today is:

Battle Day -- Falkland Islands

Be Someone's Pillow While You Watch TV Night -- a good idea, i guess, especially if it is cold

Bodhi Day (Rohatsu) -- Buddhism (especially among Zen Buddhists, and in Japan, a celebration of the Buddha's enlightenment)


Constitution Day -- Northern Mariana Islands; Romania; Uzbekistan(Konstitutsiya Kuni)

Dia de las Playas -- Uruguay (Day of the Beaches, a/k/a Family Day or Blessing of the Waters Day; official opening day of beach season, marked with a ceremonial blessing by a priest, as well as sailing regattas, horse races, and more)

Dita Kombetare e Rinise -- Albania (National Youth Day)

Feast of the Immaculate Conception -- Roman Catholic Holy Day of Obligation; recognized holiday in Andorra; Argentina; Austria; Chile; Columbia; East Timor; Equatorial Guinea(Patrona de Guinea Ecuatorial); Holy See(Vatican City); Italy; Liechtenstein; Macau; Malta; Monaco; Nicaragua(Fiesta de la Griteria); Paraguay; Peru; Portugal; San Marino; Seychelles; Spain; Switzerland; special observances

     Dia de las Playas -- Uruguay (Day of the Beaches, a/k/a Family Day or Blessing of the Waters Day; official opening day of beach season, marked with a ceremonial blessing by a priest, as well as sailing regattas, horse races, and more)

     Festa da Conceição da Praia -- Salvador da Bahia, Brazil (syncretic celebration of Yemanjá, Queen of the Ocean and the Immaculate Conception)

     Festival of Lights -- Lyon

Festival of Tiberinus -- Ancient Roman Empire (guardian of the Tiber River)

Mother's Day -- Panama

National Chocolate Brownie Day

National Students' Day -- Bulgaria (studentski praznik)

Popeye Day -- birth anniversary of his creator, Elzie Crisler Segar

Pretend to Be A Time Traveler Day -- although some sites say this day was actually cancelled in 2015, others suggest dressing up as if you are from a dystopian future and running up to people, asking them what year it is, when they answer say, "Then there's still time!" and dash off.  Just don't get arrested if you try it at home, okay?  

Santa Marian Kamelen -- Guam (Our Lady of Camarin Day)

St. Kliment Ohirdski -- Macedonia (St. Clement of Ohrid's Day)

Take It In the Ear Day -- a bizarre and unexplainable internet generated holiday; and by the way, your ENT will tell you not to put anything in your ear that is smaller than your elbow

Virgin de Caacupe -- Paraguay (Nuestra Senora de Caacupe/Our Lady of Miracles of Caacupe, patroness of Paraguay)

Winter Flowers Day -- internet generated, a day to find and enjoy whatever flowers are still blooming right now

Anniversary Today:

American Federation of Labor founded, 1886

Birthdays Today:

Ian Somerhalder, 1978

Dominic Monaghan, 1976

Sinead O'Connor, 1966

Teri Hatcher, 1964

Ann Coulter, 1961

Kim Basinger, 1953

Sam Kinison, 1953

Gregg Allman, 1947

Mary Woronov, 1946

Jim Morrison, 1943

"Red" Berenson, 1941

James Galway, 1939

James MacArthur, 1937

David Carradine, 1936

Flip Wilson, 1933

Maximilian Schell, 1930

Sammy Davis, Jr. 1925

Richard Fleischer, 1916

Lee J. Cobb, 1911

James Thurber, 1894

Elzie Crisler Segar, 1894

Diego Rivera, 1886

Jean Sibelius, 1865

Willam C. "Billy" Durant, 1861

Eli Whitney, 1765

Mary, Queen of Scots, 1542

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Roman writer, BC65

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"(Musical), 1949

"Green Grow the Lilacs"(Musical; precursor to "Oklahoma"), 1930

Today in History

Daitokuji temple, Rinzai line, established in Kyoto by Daito Kokushi, 1326

Biblioteca Ambrosiana opens its reading room, the second public library of Europe, 1609

The Mexican border town Ciudad Juárez is founded by Fray García de San Francisco, 1659

Margaret Hughes becomes the first actress to appear on an English public stage, playing the role of Desdemona in a production of Shakespeare's play Othello, 1660

Vienna's Ring Theater is destroyed by fire, killing over 600, 1881

The American Federation of Labor is formed by 26 individual craft unions, and Samuel Gompers is elected its first president, 1886

The Japanese military police launch a violent suppression of the religious sect Oomoto, 1935

The Chinese Nationalist government moves from mainland China to Formosa, 1949

John Lennon is murdered, 1980

The leaders of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine sign an agreement dissolving the Soviet Union and establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States, 1991

The Cuzco Declaration is signed in Cuzco, Peru, establishing the South American Community of Nations, 2004

Kirsty Williams is elected the first female leader of a political party in Wales, the Welsh Liberal Democrats, 2008

With the second launch of the SpaceX Dragon, SpaceX becomes the first privately held company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft, 2010

Japan's Gvernment apologizes to Canada for the treatment of its POWs during WWII, 2011

Egyptian President Morsi agrees to not expand his powers but declares the referendums on a new constitution will be enacted, 2012

In Kiev, Russia, protestors topple the last surviving monument to Lenin, 2013

The Vienna State Opera stages its first show by a female composer, Olga Neuwirth’s “Orlando,” 2019


  1. Why is it not called a sixtopus? Smell water from 3 miles away? Which direction? Up?

    God bless, Mimi.

  2. Haha, those virusses, they attack everyone, even my children; who are definitely not in the endangered age group.

  3. Laughter is definitely the best medicine.
    As always please thank Grandma.

  4. Great funnies again. We are not surprised about elephants smelling water from afar as Mom sees all the time with our sports what our canine noses are capable of. We see with our noses first, then our eye. Happy Tuesday to you!

  5. Mr. Hal sounds like a hoot and I hope that virus stays away from here!

  6. I have three Christmas socks but only two of them fit. I wonder why? Weird isn't it.
    I loved the photo of the tree with the backdrop of the sun.Beautiful Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. Wonderful humor for the soul ~ great photo of the tree and sun

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. Love all the fun conversations and I have that virus and have had it a very long time.

    Love the smart phone one. Bless their heart.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. ♥

  9. "radar" is too funny; and I have to agree with Carl, some winter socks ARE itchy !!! C nile in de land oh trout ;) ♥♥

  10. Please thank Grandma for my laughing for 5 minutes! And since I was born in the early 1940's I must have had this virus for sometime! Cheers and hugs!

  11. I did not know that about the octopus. Thanks for the kind words you left for me on the loss of Jinx.XO

  12. You always open me up to see what is celebrated around the world. National Brownie Day! I am with it.

  13. I wish I could believe the iPhone one is a joke but I've seen too much...

  14. And an octopus also has three hearts, nine brains, and blue blood!

    That moon shot is magnificent!

    Take good care, messymimi :)

  15. I thought octopi had eight arms, not eight legs and now of course I know that two of the eight are actually legs. Love the Speed Checked by Radar, he's my favourite character in MASH.

  16. Mimi,

    Tell Carl if his heavy winter socks itch, he might want to try fleece socks like polartec which is quite warm without the bulk of wool or cotton and doesn't itch.

    Mr. Hal sounds like a fun guy. He has to have a good wife with that sense of humor or else she would've killed him years ago.

    Thanks for the funnies. The old car iPhone charger cracked me up. lol Oh yeah and the Nile type C virus is a good one, too. :D Have a giggletastic week, my friend. And, have a very Merry Christmas!! {{Hugs}}


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